Sainte - Mère - Église, ....................where history takes center stage!
Step out of your vehicle into a place with historical significance so dramatic, it quiets the mind and stirs the heart. In our B&B you will experience traditional Norman hospitality in a casual and homely atmosphere. B&B La Haule is the ideal choice whether you are looking to get away to enjoy life’s simple pleasures of beautiful natural surroundings, or to experience the many D-Day sites in the area.
Our house is build in 1871. It was built by the solicitor of Sainte Mère Église. His office was next to the house. All of it was part of "Parc de la Haule" a beautiful landscaped park. Only our property is now what is left of it. Our house is located in the very center at the church square next to the museum with numerous bars and restaurants at our doorstep.
During WWII it was home to the local doctor. German officers where billeted here from June 1940 till June 1944 also. After D-Day it was taken over by Americans and they used our banister as their flagpole, flying the American flag in our garden. This is still visible till today and we fly our flag at that spot now.
The iconic landmark, the church opposite our house, made famous by the epic movie "The Longest Day". This will be the view from your bedroom window!
The Airborne Museum.
After the terrible hardships suffered by the inhabitants of the county, the question arose..... what if the future commemorations of the D-Day Landings were to disappear; What would remain of these events of June 1944, besides the collective memory? Worried about this, Mr Alexandre Renaud who was the Mayor of Sainte Mère Eglise at the time of the Liberation, started planning in order to create a museum.
Just before the invasion started, a farmhouse caught fire, also portrayed in "The Longest Day". This farmhouse was part of Parc de la Haule and burnt down completely. The farmhouse is never rebuild and this is where "The Airborne Museum" was build in 1964. The Airborne Museum is now the best of its kind in the world! Make sure you visit it during your stay with us!
Enjoy our wide selection of yoghurts, cereals or croissants, French bread with butter, cheeses, ham, sausage, salami or jam. It's your choice to have your breakfast with coffee, tea, milk or local produced apple juice, we serve it all.
We serve as much as possible, local mouth-watering seasonal produce; appel juice, Camembert cheese, butter, yoghurt and home made jam.
Most hotels and B&B's serve a continental breakfast, which traditionally is just French bread, butter and jam.